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The Werewolf from Dark Shadows

MPC 1/8 The Werewolf from Dark Shadows Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2012 Manufacturer MPC/Round 2
Subject The Werewolf from Dark Shadows Scale 1/8
Kit Number 758 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Back from the dead after 40 years, optional glow parts Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $28.95

First Look

The Werewolf from Dark Shadows
The Werewolf from Dark Shadows

Round2 Models continues to reissue a nice array of kits that haven't seen the light of day in decades. Following the recent release of the rare Barnabas Collins figure, here is the Werewolf figure also appeared in the TV series. Looking somewhat like the classic Lon Chaney Werewolf of old, this figure does have the clothing of the 1970s which kept the character from breaking any serious 'exposure' rules for daytime television of the day.

Molded in black styrene, this kit has nine parts trees plus one separate part. One treesis duplicated in 'glow in the dark' styrene providing the modeler with the option of head, hands, bat and rat in glow versus painted finish. The figure is designed to move the arms and legs a little so you can adjust the pose of your figure as desired.

As with the other figure kits released by Round2, this one is an easy build that will only require some fitting and filling before applying the colors of the vampire's television costume and facial colors. You'll also get to select the optional rats, bats, and spider figures with Barnabas on the display base provided in the kit.

This is another nice release back from the kit archives and it should be robust since this is portraying a werewolf on daytime television that had a howling good time on camera...

My sincere thanks to Round2 Models for this review sample